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LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1011 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

MIZ077-021015-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0011.150802T1400Z-150803T1200Z/
BERRIEN-
1011 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EDT
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION EXPECTED

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH
  SUNDAY MORNING WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH BY SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON. AS A RESULT...WAVES OF 1 TO 3 FEET IN THE MORNING
  WILL INCREASE TO 3 TO 5 FEET BY MID AFTERNOON...CAUSING LIFE-
  THREATENING CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

LIFE THREATENING WAVES AND CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED AT THE BEACHES.
PEOPLE VISITING THE BEACHES SHOULD STAY OUT OF THE WATER.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN
SANDBARS. RIP CURRENTS CAN SWEEP YOU INTO DEEPER WATER.

STRUCTURAL CURRENTS FORM ALONG PIERS WHERE LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND
WAVE ACTION FLOW INTO THE STRUCTURE. STRUCTURAL CURRENTS CAN
SWEEP YOU OUT INTO DEEPER WATER ALONG THE PIER STRUCTURE.

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